The U.S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies graduation ceremony is May 24 at 9 a.m. in the Eisenhower Auditorium of the Lewis and Clark Center. The 2018 graduating class includes 158 officers, 14 of which are international officers from 10 countries and seven are federal civilian employees representing four federal agencies. The recipient of the Col. Thomas Felts Leadership Award, considered the top award for SAMS graduates, will also be announced at the graduation ceremony.
The graduation speaker is Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, Commander of U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) at Camp Zama, Japan. Pasquarette is a graduate of the SAMS Class of 1996.
The event is open to the public. Media are invited to attend the graduation ceremony. Media representatives planning to attend should contact the Army University public affairs officer at (913) 684-5428.